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Channing Tatum in talks to play an 'X-Men' character

Channing Tatum in talks to play an 'X-Men' character

LOS ANGELES, April 17 (UPI) -- The "Jupiter Ascending" star said he's met with producers about playing Gambit.
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Channing Tatum talks 'Magic Mike XXL'

Channing Tatum talks 'Magic Mike XXL'

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- Channing Tatum opened up about his upcoming film, "Magic Mike XXL," after winning the Trail Blazer award at the MTV movie awards on Sunday.
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Jennifer Lawrence, 'Hunger Games' big winners at MTV Movie Awards

Jennifer Lawrence, 'Hunger Games' big winners at MTV Movie Awards

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" named movie of the year, while two stars take home acting awards.
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Jared Leto, Megan Fox to present at MTV Movie Awards

Jared Leto, Megan Fox to present at MTV Movie Awards

LOS ANGELES, April 10 (UPI) -- Jared Leto and Megan Fox will present at the MTV Movie Awards along with Jordana Brewster and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
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Hugh Jackman may not return for 'Wolverine 3', wants Channing Tatum to replace him

Hugh Jackman may not return for 'Wolverine 3', wants Channing Tatum to replace him

LONDON, April 4 (UPI) -- Hugh Jackman says he thinks Channing Tatum would make a good replacement as Wolverine.
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Mila Kunis to be a presenter at MTV Movie Awards

Mila Kunis to be a presenter at MTV Movie Awards

April 2 (UPI) -- Mila Kunis will make her second red carpet appearance since it was revealed that she is pregnant at the MTV Movie Awards on April 13.
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Mila Kunis walks red carpet for first time since pregnancy reveal

Mila Kunis walks red carpet for first time since pregnancy reveal

March 28 (UPI) -- Mila Kunis hid her baby bump behind a loose navy dress while walking the red carpet for the first time since revealing she is pregnant.
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Watch the new trailer for Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis' space epic 'Jupiter Asending'

Watch the new trailer for Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis' space epic 'Jupiter Asending'

March 26 (UPI) -- Channing Tatum is on a space mission.
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Liza Minnelli comes up short in Ellen's epic selfie

Liza Minnelli comes up short in Ellen's epic selfie

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- Ellen DeGeneres Oscar selfie -- now the most retweeted image ever -- seems to have everyone who's anyone in it.
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Emma Watson steps out with beau Matthew Janney before Oscars gig

Emma Watson steps out with beau Matthew Janney before Oscars gig

LONDON , Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Emma Watson and her rugby player boyfriend Matthew Janney were spotted together in London over the weekend.
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Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Amy Adams, Kristen Bell, Jessica Biel, Jim Carrey and Glenn Close are to serve as presenters at Sunday's Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles, producers said.
Will Arnett says he had fun playing Batman in 'The Lego Movie'

Will Arnett says he had fun playing Batman in 'The Lego Movie'

Will Arnett says he loved playing an animated version of Batman in "The Lego Movie" because it gave him the chance to satirize the iconic superhero.
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Channing Tatum has started writing 'Magic Mike 2'

Channing Tatum has started writing 'Magic Mike 2'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- With a little help from Matthew McConaughey.
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Channing Tatum: 'I'm very fat and happy' after baby

Channing Tatum: 'I'm very fat and happy' after baby

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Channing Tatum says he doesn't mind a little baby fat.
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Jenna Dewan flaunts post-baby bod in curvy Roberto Cavalli

Jenna Dewan flaunts post-baby bod in curvy Roberto Cavalli

Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Jenna Dewan-Tatum made her first red carpet appearance since giving birth in May, looking fantastic in a dramatic black-and-white Roberto Cavalli gown.
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Channing Matthew Tatum (born April 26, 1980) is an American actor and film producer. He began his career as a fashion model and appearing in television commercials for Pepsi and Mountain Dew before turning to film roles. He made his feature film debut in the sports drama, Coach Carter (2005), and had a supporting role in She's the Man (2006), before landing a leading role in Step Up (2006). He has also appeared in Fighting (2009), Public Enemies (2009), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), and Dear John (2010).

Channing Tatum was born in Cullman, Alabama, the son of Kay, an airline worker, and Glenn Tatum, who worked in construction. His ancestry includes Irish, French, and Native American. Tatum's family moved to Mississippi when he was six, and he grew up in the bayous near the Mississippi River, where he enjoyed a rural existence.

Tatum was athletic while growing up, playing football, soccer, track, baseball, and performing martial arts; he has said that "girls were always biggest distraction in school." As a child, he practiced kung fu. Tatum spent most of his teenage years in the Tampa, Florida area and initially attended Gaither High School before going to Tampa Catholic High School. He graduated in 1998 and was voted most athletic. Afterward, Tatum was awarded a football scholarship to Glenville State College in Glenville, West Virginia, but he turned it down. He returned home and started working odd jobs. US Weekly reported that around this time Tatum began working as an exotic dancer at a local nightclub, under the name "Chan Crawford." In 2010, he told an Australian newspaper that he would like to make a movie about his experiences as a stripper, saying, "I've already got the director picked out. I'd like Nicolas Refn, who did the movie Bronson, to do it because he's insane for it." He later moved to Miami, where he was discovered on the street by a model talent scout.

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